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Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 13, 2016
Greater Houston Partnership opens new space in Partnership Tower, Houston’s new “Front Door” Amazing new office will accelerate organization’s impact HOUSTON – Today, the Greater Houston Partnership unveiled Partnership Tower, the Houston region’s new “front door.” The Partnership’s new space in Partnership Tower includes approximately 13,000 square feet of receiving and convening space, a 2,000 square foot terrace overlooking Discovery Green and a private VIP suite. Through exceptional design, including a 19-panel video/interactive display and Houston’s first “Instagram wall,” the new space embodies Houston’s greatest attributes, creating a memorable experience for all visitors. “When the Partnership leads a business delegation overseas, we are received in spaces that reflect the nature of the region and country, which instantly builds a memorable experience as well as the host’s credibility,” said Jamey Rootes, Chair of the Greater Houston Partnership and President of the Houston Texans. “Partnership Tower will enable visiting business leaders and dignitaries to experience many of the things that make Houston so special,” he said. “Partnership Tower is an exciting addition to the downtown area that all Houstonians can be proud of,” said Bob Harvey, Partnership President and CEO. “Now, the region has a special place that can receive heads of state, senior business leaders from around the world and others working for Houston. Because we have invested in technology and in the most innovative ideas we could find, Partnership Tower is an ideal space to showcase Houston, collaborate and problem solve,” he added. Partnership Tower’s private funding came from five generous companies: CenterPoint Energy; Phillips 66; Reliant, an NRG company; Silver Eagle Distributors; and Texas Medical Center. “This is a very special group of leaders; they understand the need and they know this is a great time to make an extra investment in Houston. When big things happen in Houston, you can be sure forward-looking, community-minded leaders are calling the plays,” said Jamey Rootes. Located at 701 Avenida de las Americas, Partnership Tower is connected by a sky bridge to the George R. Brown Convention Center, sits across the street from the new Marriott Marquis Hotel and is steps away from Discovery Green, Minute Maid Park and the BBVA Compass Stadium. The Partnership’s new space on the 9th and 10th floors in Partnership Tower was designed by Kirksey, built by D.E. Harvey and furnished by Knoll/The Ofis. The sleek 10-story glass façade building provides 360 degree views of Houston, showcasing downtown, the Texas Medical Center, and the east downtown area as well as longer views
of Houston. It was constructed to the highest standards of energy efficiency, and the building’s design incorporates many best practices in workplace design. The Partnership is proud to say its new space at Partnership Tower was constructed by Partnership member companies committed to developing and maintaining a quality and skilled construction workforce through the Construction Career Collaborative, or C3. The Partnership’s UpSkill Houston initiative focuses on developing a sustainable talent pipeline for seven key industry sectors that drive Houston’s regional economy, including the construction sector. Partnership Tower is also now home to five other organizations equally committed to Houston: the Center for Houston’s Future, Houston First, the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau, Houston Hotel and Lodging Association and the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority, which together create a vital center for collaboration and leadership. The Partnership’s space in Partnership Tower officially opens to the public on October 19. Click here to read the fact sheet. For more information, visit Houston.org/PartnershipTower. For photos, click here.